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Allen & Overy has established long-standing relationships in the Qatari market that date back to the 1970s, when the firm started advising on a number of natural resources projects that contributed to Qatar becoming the global oil & gas giant it is today.

With the 2030 Vision, Qatar has embarked on an ambitious national journey of human development and diversified economic growth which, with the commitment to host the 2022 World Cup, is set to act as a catalyst for the further development of the country. 

Led by Samer Eido, the Allen & Overy team in Qatar is fully aligned with the growth and development of the country, having opened a Doha office in February 2010 and secured a licence to practise from the Qatar Financial Centre. Our Doha-based team of seasoned partners and highly skilled lawyers - with both international and local experience - has achieved market-leading status for advising on matters relating to infrastructure projects and project finance, banking (Islamic and conventional), debt and equity capital markets, domestic and international M&A and joint ventures and asset management, as well as dispute resolution.  

Allen & Overy Qatar is active in both the private and public sectors and advise many of Qatar’s government-related institutions and private enterprises on a wide range of transactions across economic sectors.  Recognised as the pre-eminent firm in Qatar, Samer and the team are committed to offering clients local insights, access to global networks, and world-class, on-the-ground service in a range of languages including Arabic, French and English.  

Recognition for Allen & Overy Qatar

  • "The team is excellent, client-focused, commercially minded, gives reliable advice and is very much a pleasure to work with." CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2017 Qatar (Corporate/commercial)
  • "Allen & Overy is clearly the dominant firm in the banking and finance space." CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2016 Qatar (Corporate/commercial)
  • "They are very professional and timely, give you the right advice and are available at any time." CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2016 Qatar (Corporate/commercial)
  • "Allen & Overy has one of the country’s strongest transactional offerings, which is excellent in Islamic and conventional finance work and recognised for the depth of team it has on the ground in Doha”. IFLR1000 2016 (QATAR)
  • “In Doha Allen & Overy is considered by a number of commentators – peers and clients – to be the leading international firm in the market.” IFLR1000 2014 (Qatar)
  • “Allen & Overy have built market share and reputation at a phenomenal rate.” IFLR 2013 (Qatar) 

Find out more about Allen & Overy's global expertise. 

Doha office

Local time : 07:29 AM

Allen & Overy LLP – QFC Branch
23rd Floor, Tornado Tower
Al Funduq Street
West Bay
PO Box 24205
Telephone Number+974 4419 4444
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Directions :

Tornado Tower is located in the West Bay area of Doha at the intersection of Al Funduq Street and Majlis Al Taawon Street, near the Sheraton traffic signal and across from the Ministry of Business and Trade.

Directions from the airport:

From the Corniche, make a U-turn at the Sheraton traffic signal and then take the first turn. Proceed a short distance and then take the first left turn. Tornado Tower will be located on the right hand side.
Journey time from the airport is approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic.




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